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He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
On examining the first relation, it appears, on one hand, that the Constitution is to be founded on the assent and ratification of the people of America, given by deputies elected for the special purpose; but, on the other, that this assent and ratification is to be given by the people, not as individuals composing one entire nation, but as composing the distinct and independent States to which they respectively belong.
There are, if I am not mistaken, at least three different kinds of belief-feeling, which we may call respectively memory, expectation and bare assent. In what I call bare assent, there is no time-element in the feeling of belief, though there may be in the content of what is believed.
You delude me with a false assent, and then I am at the mercy of your devices.
'Warning!' returns Deputy, having caught the halfpenny, and appearing by this mystic word to express his assent to the arrangement.
These contain an internal evidence which, antecedent to all reflection or combination, commands the assent of the mind.
Hugh yielding a ready assent, they bent their steps that way with no loss of time.
Noirtier gave his assent. They opened it, and found 900,000 francs in bank scrip.
"In the left arm and the right leg," Lady Anselman assented. "I believe that he has seen some terrible fighting, and we are very proud of his D.
"Quite so," the Duke assented. "To tell you the truth, I don't want anything in the nature of a house party.
"Yes, I know," assented the Malefactor - "three years' imprisonment and the preaching.
"It is what I was about to say," Da Souza assented, with a vigorous nod of the head.